12.01.2013 - at Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco, United States Full-time
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The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.
Statement of Purpose
The Technical Operations team of the Wikimedia Foundation is embarking on a new project to build a flexible and scalable lab infrastructure for our community and volunteers, to support their effort to prototype, develop, test and deploy their tools and extensions. Some of the uses of the Wikimedia Labs infrastructure are for:
Two full-time Wikimedia Foundation operations engineers are currently building Wikimedia Labs.
Scope of Work
Wikimedia is looking for a contractor whose primary focus will be to assist the community developers to migrate their tools to this new Labs infrastructure, especially those residing in Toolserver today. In addition, this person will:
Outcome and Performance Standards
You are expected to work about 40 hours a week, on average. During these (flexible) hours you are required to be available online for collaboration with the (international) Foundation team. Outside these hours, you may incidentally be contacted for emergencies (e.g. during system outages). You will report to the Director of Operations, and will work closely with Operations staff, the Engineering Community Team, and the Toolserver community. Besides maintaining regular communication with your point of contact, you may need to participate in bi-weekly online Operations meetings with the rest of the team. There will be milestone check-ins with the Foundation to discuss progress and activities. You must be willing to travel occasionally for international meetings, as well as to perform your duties.
Term of Contract
Your initial contract will be for a duration of 6 months, and will commence as soon as possible. Renegotiation at the termination of the contract is optional.
Payments, Incentives, and Penalties
Rate will be determined by level of experience and expertise.
Contractual Terms and Conditions and Required Qualifications
Respondent parties are expected to:
The ideal candidate will be creative, highly motivated, and able to operate effectively in multiple cultural contexts.
Candidates do not have to live in the San Francisco Bay Area or the USA; remote candidates are welcome.
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